THE death of Dr. Fred Ibbotson on February 5, at the age of sixty-six years, brings a sense of personal loss to many metallurgists, especially to those connected with the steel industry of Great Britain. As senior lecturer in the Metallurgical Department of the University of Sheffield until his retirement last year, he was responsible for training many students in metallurgical analysis, and his skill both as an analyst and as a teacher was largely responsible for the high standard of accuracy now reached in works manufacturing the higher classes of steels. His course of lectures on the theory of analysis was an admirable introduction to the advanced chemistry of the less common metals and their salts.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.